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America’s Largest Nurses Union Calls for Action on Nation’s Ravaged Mental Health Services

America’s Largest Nurses Union Calls for Action on Nation’s Ravaged Mental Health Services

CT shooting devastating, sadly not surprising to nation’s RNs. Registered nurses across the country mourn the loss of life marked by the shooting of innocents in Connecticut and say it is time for the White House, Congress, and state and local legislators to take action to address causes of the violence, including restoring the devastating cuts that have occurred to mental health services across the United States. More »

RNs Set Next Strike Date for 9 Bay Area Hospitals

RNs Set Next Strike Date for 9 Bay Area Hospitals

Registered nurses will hold a year-end one-day strike at nine Bay Area hospitals on Monday, Dec. 24, the latest in a series of protests emphasizing big hospital demands for major cuts in nurses’ and patient care standards. The walkout will affect close to 5,000 RNs represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United at Bay Area Sutter facilities and two San Jose hospitals. —California Nurses Association, 12/14/12 More »

With their mouths taped shut, RNs protest Gov. Snyder’s “Right to Work” corporate takeover

With their mouths taped shut, RNs protest Gov. Snyder’s “Right to Work” corporate takeover

LANSING, MI--Registered nurses who are members of the Michigan Nurses Association protested Gov. Rick Snyder’s so-called “Right to Work” law on Monday with a dramatic scene: Standing silent on the steps of the Capitol with duct tape covering their mouths. It’s symbolic of how the Governor’s attack on workers will stop nurses from speaking out at work so they can keep their patients safe from corporations and CEOs that care only about profits. —Michigan Nurses Assoc. Press Release, 12/10/12 More »

Community Long Beach RNs Vote by 76% to Join CNA/NNU

Community Long Beach RNs Vote by 76% to Join CNA/NNU

Exactly three years ago today, CNA joined with nurses from Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington DC, and a number of other states to form the largest organization of nurses in U.S. history. —CNA/NNOC Press Release, 12/07/12 More »

LA RNs Win First-in the Nation Workplace Safety Benefit

LA RNs Win First-in the Nation Workplace Safety Benefit

Registered nurses at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, Calif. have enthusiastically approved a new agreement that most notably includes a precedent-setting needlestick and workplace violence insurance benefit funded by the employer, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. More than 600 RNs represented by CNA/NNU overwhelmingly voted to accept the pact in ratification membership meetings held on Wednesday and Thursday. —CNA Press Release, 12/07/12 More »

Kaiser RNs to Picket 21 Northern, Central California Hospitals December 19 over Short Staffing

Kaiser RNs to Picket 21 Northern, Central California Hospitals December 19 over Short Staffing

Registered nurses will picket 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals from Santa Rosa to Fresno Wednesday, December 19 to protest what they say is persistently inadequate nurse staffing in emergency care and other hospital areas, as well as patients being turned away from needed care, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. —CNA Press Release, 12/07/12 More »

Holy Family RNs, Supporters to Hold Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care

Holy Family RNs, Supporters to Hold Candlelight Vigil for Safe Patient Care

In the spirit of the season, RNs also collecting canned goods for local food pantry. According to Gayle Burke, RN and co-chairperson of the MNA bargaining unit at Holy Family, nurses on every floor and in every unit are being forced to care for too many patients at once--a practice that has been proven to be dangerous by countless research groups and studies over the last two decades. —Mass. Nurses Assoc. Press Release, 12/07/12 More »

RNs Condemn Proposed Michigan Anti-Worker Legislation

RNs Condemn Proposed Michigan Anti-Worker Legislation

The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses, National Nurses United, today condemned the decision by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and far right state legislators to push a so-called “right-to-work” bill in the lame duck session of the state legislature. More »

Michigan Nurses, Laborers, Other Workers Urge Gov. Snyder to Stop Harmful “Right to Work” Push

Michigan Nurses, Laborers, Other Workers Urge Gov. Snyder to Stop Harmful “Right to Work” Push

Registered nurses, laborers and food and commercial workers from across Michigan are urging Gov. Snyder to stop the politically motivated attacks on working families by publicly pledging to veto any so-called “right to work” legislation that reaches his desk. —Michigan Nurses Association Press Release, 12/05/12 More »

RNs to Hold Candlelight Vigils, Protests in 20 U.S. Cities

RNs to Hold Candlelight Vigils, Protests in 20 U.S. Cities

Nurses across the nation are turning up the heat on Congress and the White House with candlelight vigils and other actions in some 20 cities, beginning in Chicago on Thursday, December 6 and continuing across the U.S. Monday, December 10. JOIN US! Click for details. —NNU National Press Release, 12/05/12 More »

Nurses Top Poll for Honesty, Ethical Standards for 11th Straight Year

Nurses Top Poll for Honesty, Ethical Standards for 11th Straight Year

It’s become an annual tradition. Nurses are the most trusted profession in the U.S., topping the annual survey by Gallup for the 11th straight year for honesty and ethical standards of 22 occupational groups tested. —Gallup Politics, 12/04/12 More »

Nurses Ad Campaign Says No Cuts to Services; Calls for Wall Street Tax

Nurses Ad Campaign Says No Cuts to Services; Calls for Wall Street Tax

The largest association and union of registered nurses in the U.S., with 185,000 RNs, put a stamp today on the national debate surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff” with an ad campaign in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere across the country. Don’t Push Seniors Off The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ – Tax Wall Street – appears on billboards and buses (see graphic, attached, and photo of D.C. bus, below) as part of a stepped-up effort by National Nurses United to protect communities and to call for a Wall Street tax to put the country on the road to a real recovery. Candlelight vigils by nurses and supporters will also be held in 20 cities on December 10 as part of the nurses’ campaign to heal America. —NNU Press Release, 12/03/12 More »

Jill Furillo, RN, joins New York State Nurses Association as Executive Director

Jill Furillo, RN, joins New York State Nurses Association as Executive Director

Jill Furillo, RN, joined the labor movement at 19, and she's worked as an Emergency Room nurse, an organizer, and the bargaining director of the U.S.'s largest union for nurses. Now she is joining the New York State Nurses Association as their new Executive Director. —New York Nurses Association Press Release, 11/29/12 More »

Firefighters, Nurses and Working Families Ask State Senators to Avoid Divisive Politics

Firefighters, Nurses and Working Families Ask State Senators to Avoid Divisive Politics

Almost 12,000 Petition Signatures Urge the Legislature to Steer Clear of Right to Work. (Lansing, MI) Firefighters and nurses visited a dozen state senate offices at the capitol today, delivering thousands of petition signatures opposing a Right to Work law and other bills intended to weaken collective bargaining rights. —AFL-CIO Press Release, 11/28/12 More »

Strike Is On Tuesday at 10 Northern California Hospitals

Strike Is On Tuesday at 10 Northern California Hospitals

Registered nurses at 10 Northern California hospitals will strike on Tuesday, November 20, to protest employer demands for sweeping cuts in nurses’ and patient care standards. Some 5,000 RNs are represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United at the 10 hospitals. It will be a two-day strike, Nov. 20 and 21 for 3,300 RNs and several hundred respiratory, X-ray and other technicians who work at eight Sutter corporation hospitals – Alta Bates Medical Center facilities in Berkeley and Oakland, Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, San Leandro Hospital, Sutter Solano in Vallejo, Sutter Delta in Antioch, and Novato Community Hospital. Another 1,500 RNs will be on strike for one-day, Nov. 20, at two San Jose HCA-affiliated hospitals, Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center. —CNA Press Release, 11/19/12 More »

Sutter RNs Strike – A protest against cuts that would set back nursing, care standards for decades

Sutter RNs Strike – A protest against cuts that would set back nursing, care standards for decades

Registered nurses at eight Sutter corporation hospitals are on strike Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21, to protest employer demands for sweeping cuts in nurses’ and patient care standards. —California Nurses Association Press Release, 11/16/12 More »

U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign Says No to Social Service Cuts, Yes to Wall Street Tax

U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign Says No to Social Service Cuts, Yes to Wall Street Tax

Having made their voices heard in the course of hard-fought elections, a national campaign of consumers, health activists, small businesses, unions, religious groups and others will call on members of Congress Wednesday to stand up for our nation’s working people and for vulnerable communities and to urge No to cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or food stamps. —Robin Hood Tax Press Release, 11/13/12 More »

Hundreds of UMass Memorial Medical Center Nurses to Picket Nov. 8 To Call for Safer Staffing Levels

Hundreds of UMass Memorial Medical Center Nurses to Picket Nov. 8 To Call for Safer Staffing Levels

After Posting More Than $88 Million in Profits, UMass Memorial Medical Center Has Slashed its Nursing and Support Staff in the Last Two Years and Has Gone From Being the Best Staffed Hospital in the City to the Worst, While Also Posting Among the Lowest Rankings in the State for Quality Patient Care —MNA Press Release, 11/08/12 More »

National Nurses: Message from Working People to Wall Street- America is Not for Sale

National Nurses: Message from Working People to Wall Street- America is Not for Sale

National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses said today that the national election delivered an unmistakable message Tuesday: “From the Presidential race to Senate races to local ballot measures, American voters Tuesday delivered a strong message to Wall Street, billionaires and secretive corporate funded political committees – America is not for sale,” said NNU Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro. —NNU Press Release, 11/07/12 More »

Petaluma Nurses Picket in Support of Santa Rosa Hospital RN Strike for Patient Care—Saturday

Petaluma Nurses Picket in Support of Santa Rosa Hospital RN Strike for Patient Care—Saturday

Petaluma Valley Hospital RNs will be holding informational picketing at the two St. Joseph Health hospitals in Sonoma County in a show of support for nurses at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH), who begin a three-day strike Saturday, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. SRMH is represented by the Staff Nurses Association. —CNA Press Release, 11/01/12 More »

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